Harry and Meghan 'stronger than ever' since royal exit

Sarah Carty
Features & Style Editor

Prince Harry and Meghan are "stronger than ever" since starting their new life in Los Angeles.

The couple - who married in 2018 and have 12-month-old son Archie together - moved to LA earlier this year after they stepped down as senior members of the royal family, and sources have now said the couple are doing better than ever in their new home.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are said to be 'stronger than ever' since their move to LA. Photo: Getty Images

"Their relationship is stronger than ever,” an insider told Entertainment Tonight.

However, 38-year-old Meghan is believed to be feeling "isolated" at home, as her main reason for wanting to move to LA - where she grew up - was to be close to her family and friends, but now can't see them because of the coronavirus pandemic.

"It's a bit ironic because one of the things that was making Meghan unhappy about living in the UK was that she felt isolated and she missed her friends. But now she's back in the US, which is what she wanted, but is isolated and can't see her friends,” the source added.

Meghan and Harry, 35, were able to explore the city before it went into lockdown amid the global health crisis, and sources at the time said the pair loved feeling "free" to roam the streets.

The couple have been in lockdown in LA since the coronavirus hit. Photo: Getty Images

"They loved being able to drive themselves around. It was freeing for them, but probably won't happen again,” the insider said.

The former Suits actress always had a "big plan" to move to Los Angeles, but it has not been as easy for Prince Harry, who "doesn't really know anyone" in LA.

In April, it was claimed that the former senior royal is finding life ‘‘a bit challenging’.

Famous primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall, who is known for her efforts in trying to protect chimpanzees from extinction, hinted that maybe life in the US isn’t going to plan for the couple. 

Meghan and Harry shocked fans in January by announcing they were stepping down as senior royals. Photo: Getty Images

“I don’t know how his career is going to map out, but, yes, I’ve been in touch – though I think he’s finding life a bit challenging right now,” the 86-year-old told the Radio Times.

Later that month, it was claimed that Prince Harry is missing parts of his former life. 

According to The Telegraph, the 35-year-old is longing for the camaraderie of his days in the Army and thinks it may have helped him cope with all the changes that are occurring in his life. 

“He has been telling friends he still can't believe this has happened. He can't believe his life has been turned upside down,” his friend said. 

“He was in a happy place when he was serving in the Army, then he met Meghan and since then life has been great. But I don't think he foresaw things turning out quite as they did.”

Harry’s friend went on to say that Harry doesn’t blame Meghan for wanting to move back to her hometown of LA, but he feels that he “might have been better protected if he was still in the Army”.

Despite having an impressive military career spanning over ten years, Harry was forced to relinquish his titles when he stepped down from his role as a senior royal in March. 

With extra reporting by Bang Showbiz

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